The 36th Annual ‘Climb to Kaiser’ bicycle race ended in tragedy as a participant, 42-year-old Nicola Grossi, was involved in a fatal bicycle crash. Grossi was taking part in the intensive 144 mile bicycle race that winds from Clovis to Huntington Lake. Grossi crashed as he was descending into the town of Big Creek. According to witnesses, the descent is very steep. Grossi went off course and crashed into a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time, Grossi was wearing all necessary safety gear but still sustained fatal injuries.
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